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Harvey Atkin

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Occupation  Actor, voice actor
Spouse  Celia Atkin
Role  Actor
Name  Harvey Atkin
Years active  1957-present

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Born  18 December 1942 (age 72) (1942-12-18) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nominations  Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies and TV shows  Meatballs, The Super Mario Bros Super Sh, Cagney & Lacey, Heavy Metal, Visiting Hours
Similar People  Kate Lynch, John Stocker, Russ Banham, Danny Wells, Jeannie Elias

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Elliot Harvey Atkin, known as Harvey Atkin (18 December 1942 – 17 July 2017), was a Canadian actor and voice actor who worked in feature films and television. He also did voice-overs, and voiced animations.


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Early life

Atkin was born December 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario to parents of Russian-Jewish descent. He developed his interest in acting while a student at Northview Heights Secondary School by performing in a high school production of Eugene O'Neill's one-act play The Rope, for which he won an award at the Simpson's Drama Festival. Atkin initially worked at his father's construction company. He then became a real estate agent, eventually transitioning to acting in commercials.


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Atkin played Morty Melnick in the comedy film Meatballs (1979), for which performance he earned a Genie nomination.

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Atkin had a role in William Fruet's horror film Funeral Home (1980), as well as the role of Sam in The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, and also played Mario's and Luigi's archenemy King Koopa on DiC Entertainment's cartoon version of Super Mario Bros. (notably, he was the first English voice actor for the character). Playing Bowser in all three Mario animated series, he was the only voice actor to appear in all three series as the same character.

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He voiced Mr. Mushnik on Little Shop, loosely based on the movie Little Shop of Horrors. He also played characters in other series such as Beetlejuice, Bad Dog and Ruby Gloom. Atkin appeared in more than 75 films and on many television series. He did voice-over work in approximately 3,000 television and radio commercials, notably for the Leon's Furniture chain, for which he won three Clio Awards.

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He appeared in 95 episodes of Cagney & Lacey as Sergeant Ronald Coleman. Atkin played Judge Alan Ridenour in a recurring role on the television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role he also played in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order, and was the voice-over in Leon's and "Buy Israel Bonds" commercials in Canada. He also made a cameo playing a bus driver in the classic film Atlantic City (1980) starring Burt Lancaster, and was the voice for Morty in the television series Jacob Two-Two. He made a guest appearance in 2010 as a rabbi on the CBC Television series 18 to Life.

Atkin died of brain cancer in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 74. A re-animated version of the Super Mario World episode "Mama Luigi", commissioned and directed by animation artist Andrew Dickman within a year with over 227 animators and artists participating, was dedicated to Atkin alongside Tony Rosato (Luigi) who passed away on January 10. The video was finally released on August 29, 2017.


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